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In our online archive you can find materials from more than 30 years of transmediale. Browse through 12,000 artworks, events, past participants and collaborators, and texts to explore our festival history.
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For the 10th anniversary of Vorspiel, transmediale and CTM Festival present an extended pre-festival programme in a mix of in-person and online formats.

transmediale seeks enthusiastic and attentive volunteers to facilitate the remote viewing of the festival exhibition.

We are excited to tell you more about the beginning of our year-long festival: transmediale 2021–22 opens with an exhibition and extended film programme. Read more.

In their project HyperBody, Qiang explores cultures within VR, fandom, and ACGN-communities, and experiments with transformative queer practices. Read more.

Apply now for the Vilém Flusser Residency 2021: the call on our submission platform is open until 30 November. 

We are very happy to present two new transmediale residents for our Residency Programme in collaboration with Martin Roth Initiative (MRI): Bassem Saad and Natasha Tontey. Read more.

As part of an ongoing collaboration between transmediale festival, Aarhus University and various other institutions, we are seeking proposals by research groups to collaboratively research refusal and its effects on research practices and infrastructures. Turn in your submission now!

The 9th issue of the open-access journal APRJA under the title Research Networks is out now! It is a result of our ongoing collaboration with Aarhus University as part of which we annually organize a research/PhD workshop related to our festival themes. Read more.

Transformation is not necessarily a revolution. It is not a violent and total break with the present, but rather a process of change that reinforces, expands, and unfolds approaches that already exist. Read more.

Former artistic director Kristoffer Gansing reflects on the 2020 edition of transmediale in times of social distancing and cultural shutdown.

 

Through their seven theses, Aymeric Mansoux and Roel Roscam Abbing scrutinize federated networks as one of the most significant recent developments in alternative network cultures. The authors discuss how, in what they call the ‘latest episode of the never-ending saga of net and computational culture’, the emergence of federated network initiatives is challenging the established working methodologies of FLOSS (Free/Libre and Open-Source Software). This concerns critical questions on selective online presence, precarious communities, platform independent and co-developed platform infrastructures, and environmental sustainability. For Mansoux and Roscam Abbing, this opens up new ways to accomplish crucial links between independent media and the structures of owning, building, and maintaining networks.

 

Former artistic director Kristoffer Gansing takes up a new position at the International Center for Knowledge in the Arts. Read the full announcement here.

We have published a tender for the relaunch of our website. Find all the information here.

In the conversation Everything We Build, Lorena Juan talks to Aay Liparoto about the queer-feminist wiki platform Not Found On, which Liparoto initiated in 2019. The collaborative platform constitutes a rethinking, from an intersectional perspective, of the way that collective and open-source projects and knowledge resources are conducted and cared for. Offering a web service that is closed to the general public, Liparoto and their collaborators attempt to create the online equivalent of a ‘safe space’, for individuals (or dividuals) and communities that, due to their precarious social status, do not necessarily want to be exposed on so-called open and participatory mainstream platforms. Recalling Flavia Dzodan’s cry, ‘My feminism will be intersectional or it will be bullshit!’, it is possible to see this project as a modification of earlier cyberfeminist practices, adapting them to a post-digital public reality which is characterized both by higher LGBTQIA+ visibility, and an alarming rise in hate speech and hate crimes in the wake of right-wing politics.

 

Would you like to be part of the upcoming transmediale edition? We are now looking for support in our communications and administration teams. You can find more information about all open positions here.

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Year: 
1989
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film/video
Edition: 
1991

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Related participants: 
Lorna Mills
Date: 
31.01.2015

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The central exhibition of afterglow is in line with this year’s overall programme strategy to only exhibit new or commissioned works. In a curatorial and organisational collaboration between transmediale and LEAP (Lab for Electronic Arts and Performance), the festival has invited Art Hack Day as a grassroots event/exhibit format/community for artists whose medium is tech and hackers whose medium is art.